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Beautiful Exumas

We crossed the Exuma Sound from Eleuthera to Staniel Cay on February 24. The cruise was spectacular and we even caught a Blue Marlin along the way. We have been to the Exumas many times on our Nordhavn 47, “Roam” and on our previous sailboat, “Double Wide.” Over the years we’ve explored the entire island […]


We Caught a Blue Marlin!

We left Eleuthera early on the morning of February 24, headed for Staniel Cay, which was about 60 miles across the Exuma Sound. The weather was perfect and we were hungry for fish tacos so we dropped a couple of feathers in the water, hoping for a Mahi Mahi or maybe even a Wahoo. Around […]


Eleuthera – FINALLY!

Every year when planning our trip to the Bahamas, Michelle and I say, “This year we’re going to Eleuthera.” We haven’t made it because, well, it’s out of the way and to be honest, the Exumas are so beautiful that it’s hard not to push through to get to the “good stuff” as fast as […]


Bahamas Bound

After a couple months away from Roam, we worked hard to complete our pre-departure project list, moved Roam south to Florida, and made multiple provisioning runs to the grocery store. Yada, Yada, Yada, we were finally ready to head over to the Bahamas. We left Fort Pierce, hooked a right and headed down to Palm […]


Texas for the Holidays

We left ROAM safely tucked away at Brunswick Landing Marina in Georgia and headed back to Texas for the holiday season. Michelle, the Dogs, and I piled in to our new/used car and headed out for a wonderful but busy land adventure. We really enjoyed time with friends and family, though looking back, it seems […]


Adding Autostart to the Generator on Roam

We recently upgraded Roam to include autostart on our generator. This means that if the batteries ever get low, the generator will come on automatically to charge the batteries and then shut down when the batteries are fully charged. That’s a huge deal on a boat like ours because the 1800 amp/hr battery bank usually […]


We Didn’t Plan to be in NYC!

We had absolutely no plan to go to New York. We spent a New Years Eve at Times Square in the 80’s and figured that was enough of NYC for a lifetime! Well, in cruising, you have to expect the unexpected…Once we passed through the Cape Cod Canal, leaving New England in our wake, we […]


I AM THE KING OF THE WORLD!!!

It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’m on the tail end of my midnight to 3:00 AM shift. Michelle will be coming up soon to take her turn at the helm, but in the meantime, I sit in the “Chair of the All Powerful”, aka the helmsman’s seat, monitoring our progress and feeling in control […]


Pre-Season Block Island

June 6-10, 2018 – We did a multi-day run from Coinjock, NC to Block Island, RI and arrived just after sunset. We had heard from friends that Block Island (located off the coast of Rhode Island) was beautiful and worth the stop, so we made it a priority on our passage north to the Canadian […]